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McNabb to the Vikings? Hmmmm

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb stands on the

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb stands on the sideline during an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Dallas Cowboys. (January 9, 2010) Photo Credit: AP

With continued buzz about where Iggles quarterback Donovan McNabb might end up, one intriguing possibility has surfaced: the Vikings.

Sure, Minnesota is waiting for Brett Favre to decide whether he'll play another season at age 40, although indications are very strong that he will indeed return. But McNabb (pictured) played for VIkings head coach Brad Childress, the former Iggles offensive coordinator, so there's a major connection there. Not only that, but the Vikings are in good position to contend for a Super Bowl, unlike the other teams most frequently mentioned as possible landing spots for McNabb.

Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer explores the potential Vikings connection, and why it's a remote possibility at this point. But you never know. What if Childress decides that he can get a quarterback in McNabb who can give him five or six quality years, as opposed to going year-to-year with Favre? 

Even if Favre continues to play beyond this season, the dance will remain the same: He'll play, he'll get away for the off-season with no assurances of coming back, and he'll decide in late July - or, as he did last year, in early August. The uncertainty is surely not comfortable for the organization, and having McNabb around the team for much of the year would no doubt be advantageous to having their starter bush hogging in Mississippi until he decides he's good and ready to play again.

In the meantime, the list of suitors for McNabb includes the Rams, Raiders, Bills and 49ers. McLane throws in the Panthers, who at this point seem committed to Matt Moore. I'll throw in the Seahawks and Browns, even though both organizations have added quarterbacks during the off-season. 

Hey, never say never.

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